It Follows – Review

Suburban paranoia gets an anxious new neighbour in David Robert Mitchell's stylishly mounted teen horror It Follows, which is essentially Nightmare on Elm Street dressed as a daydream. Here, the bored yet...

Elser – Berlinale 2015 Review

How do you add tension to a story when the audience is already aware of your conclusion? Hirschbiegel wisely focuses Elser‘s attention upon the individual, exploring the why and what rather than the drama...

Nasty Baby – Berlinale 2015 Review

Chock-full of surprises and nigh-on indefinable, Nasty Baby shocks, subverts and delights in equal measure - to say much more would risk revealing too much. Sharp and sardonic, this naturalistically-acted...

Taxi – Berlinale 2015 Review

Jafar Panahi writes, directs and stars in this charming and humorous display of the eccentric spirit of Iranian society. Ostensibly a hidden camera documentary, a large part of the film's appeal lies in...

Inherent Vice – Review

The '60s are dead, to begin with. Yet through all the stoner fog of PI Doc Sportello's (Phoenix) meandering investigations, the elegiac beauty of Pynchon's source novel is only occasionally glimpsed. Three...

Trash – Review

On the face of it, Trash is essentially Five Go on the Run in Rio: an adventure mystery with plucky street teenagers, priests, coded messages, murderous villains, and buried treasure. At its heart though...
Selma

Selma – Review

There is much to recommend Selma besides the lure of Martin Luther King. It is creative and well told; never indolent and always interesting; grandiose yet intimate. DuVernay - through a wonderfully slender...

Big Hero 6 – Review

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, Big Hero 6 sees a full continuation of Disney’s recent charm offensive, which shows little chance of stopping. Loosely based on a Marvel comic of the same name, Big...